July 11, 2022 - An engineer by training, Catherine Hellio has held the position of Director of Management Information Systems and Supply Chain at Naval Group since 2018. In addition to her knowledge of the issues of the industry of the future, Catherine Hellio also brings her expertise in health and digital technology, two areas of excellence at IMT Atlantique.
A graduate of the École Centrale de Lille (class of 1997), Catherine Hellio has worked with companies in strategy and management consulting. At Ernst & Young, and then at Capgemini Consulting, she assisted SMEs and large groups in transforming their organizations, notably leading the transformation project for the opening of the energy market to competition conducted by EDF. Catherine Hellio then moved into the health sector.
After a Master's degree in law, economics and management obtained in 2012 at the Pierre Mendès France University in Grenoble and a first experience at the Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP) - in a markedly academic environment - at the head of the medico-technical platforms division, where she led the digital transformation of their laboratories.
She then joined the Cornouaille Quimper-Concarneau Hospital to create the project department. She later joined the Strategy and Information System departments, and was appointed deputy president. For six years, she piloted emblematic territorial cooperation projects, the experimentation of new patient pathways and the creation of a home hospitalization center.
Recognized by the Breton hospital community for her strategic vision of the digital transformation of territorial information systems, she was elected Director of the GCS eSanté Bretagne health cooperation group.
Solicited for her experience in digital technology and her management skills, Catherine Hellio joined Naval Group in June 2018 in a context of strong internationalization and competitiveness. Appointed Director of Management Information Systems and Supply Chain, she has overseen digitalization projects for all of the group's sites and international subsidiaries in the areas of purchasing, finance and supply chain (factory 4.0), business intelligence (BI), and human resources transformation, with the integration of Digital Learning and skills management through AI.
Multi-faceted expertise in three key areas for IMT Atlantique
Catherine Hellio will participate in the development of IMT Atlantique where she will bring her expertise in the fields of health, digital technology and industry of the future, three major areas of research and teaching at the institution. "Companies are facing major challenges, particularly in the digital sector. They need trained young people, cutting-edge research labs and incubators to create the impetus for their transformation. I understand the importance of training young engineers and developing research programs that will enable our companies to meet the challenges of tomorrow," says the new vice-president. Catherine Hellio takes up her position on September 1, 2022.
by Pierre-Hervé VAILLANT